The Peaks of Cape Verde

Island Hopping from Sal

Visit Sal, Santiago, Fogo, São Vicente, & Santo Antão. Includes internal flights.

From lunar landscapes of the still active volcano on Fogo to the verdant valleys of Santo Antão, the scenery on this tour is spectacular. Vibrant music, colonial architecture and superb beaches are also waiting for you!

 

Travelling to five of the 10 islands within Cape Verde, this 14-night itinerary allows you to experience some wonderful sights. Make the most of your time on each island by adding some excursions!

The Peaks of Cape Verde

Duration: 14 nights

Start and finish point: Sal

Departure dates: Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays

 

 

Day 1 – Sal

Once you’ve arrived on Sal, you’ll be met by our representative direct you to the transfer to your hotel..

Day 2 – Fly to Santiago

Today you’ll travel to Santiago, our representative will have your inter-island flight tickets and will direct you to your onward flight. On arrival, you’ll be met by our Santiago representative who’ll provide you with the information for your stay on the island and direct you to the transfer to your hotel.

Day 3 – Santiago

Our representative has a wealth of knowledge on the island and will be able to provide you with plenty of personal recommendations on the best excursions and hiking. Please do utilise their knowledge as it will help you get the best out of your stay. Remember, if you’re keen walkers, pack suitable walking shoes and day bag.

Day 4 – Fly to Fogo

Fly to Fogo. Our representative will direct you to your onward flight to the island. When you arrive in Fogo and you’ll embark on your panoramic transfer tour, ending at your hotel in São Filipe, where you’ll stay for two nights. The rest of the day is yours to explore - São Filipe has Portuguese squares, cobbled streets, sobrados and pastel decorated houses. The views from the promenade are of the island of Brava and a severe drop down to the black sand below.

Day 5 – Fogo

On Fogo, visit the volcanic crater at Chã das Caldeiras. Since 1785 all its eruptions have been inside the crater, the most recent of which was in 2014/15. This crater is a highlight of Cape Verde and has very fertile land. Coffee is grown on the outside slopes whilst vines used to produce the famous Fogo wine are grown in the crater.

Day 6 – Fly back to Santiago

You’ll be met by our representative who will direct you to your flight to Santiago. On arrival, you’ll be met and directed to your transfer and taken to your hotel. Please ask our representative about local restaurants and how to get about in the evening.

Day 7 – Fly to São Vicente

On arrival in São Vicente, you’ll be met by our representative who’ll direct you to your onward flight. On arrival, our representative will show you to your hotel transfer. You have plenty of time to explore the island, and our representative will have a full excursion list to help you to make the most of your visit.

Day 8 – São Vicente

Time to explore Mindelo. the capital of São Vicente, considered to be the cultural hub of the islands and is proud of its rich traditions in art and music. The cobbled squares, wide streets and 19th-century European architecture is reminiscent of colonial times. There’s also the beach, as well as local markets to discover.

Day 9 - Ferry to Santo Antão

You'll be transferred to the Port for the crossing to Santo Antão, with its rugged peaks, green valleys and magnificent scenery. Our representative will give you an excursion list for the island and show you to your transport to embark on your panoramic transfer tour to your hotel.

Day 10 – Santo Antão

From our excursion list there’s a great walk that combines the volcanic crater Cova, to Vale do Paúl, Janela and Vila das Pombas, however, there can be up to five different walks available depending on how much or little walking you wish. For your safety and comfort, we do recommend that you wear appropriate walking footwear for any walking excursions.

Day 11 – Sail back to São Vicente

Transfer back to Porto Novo for your ferry back to São Vicente. Then time for an excursion to make sure you’ve seen enough of São Vicente, maybe a full or half-day tour? We recommend Monte Verde, São Vicente’s highest peak at 750m, which boasts some truly spectacular views. We also suggest the local markets.

Days 12-14 – Heading back to Sal

Our representative will direct you to your flight. On arrival you’ll be met by our representative who’ll direct you to your hotel transfer. Time to relax and enjoy the white sandy beaches, or try the water sports? Plus plenty of local restaurants and evening entertainment to enjoy in Santa Maria. Full or half-day tours are available including Espargos, Porto de Palmeira Shark Bay, Murdeira and the Pedra de Lume salt flats. You’ll have the opportunity to paddle or bathe in the salt lakes.

Day 15 – Departing Sal

Make the most of the sunshine before your transfer to Sal Airport for your flight home.

 

Departure dates

Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays or MondaysFor alternative departure days, please call us for a tailor-made quote.

What's included

  • International flights from UK to Sal
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Free Cape Verde destination guide
  • Internal flights between Sal, São Vicente, Santiago & Fogo
  • ​Return ferry between São Vicente and Santo Antão
  • 14 nights' hotel accommodation on bed & breakfast
  • Private return airport transfers on Sal
  • All return transfers between airport, ferry & hotels on São Vicente, Santo Antão, Santiago and  Fogo

What's not included

  • Meals not stated in the board basis
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Single and upgrade supplements
  • Excursions

Travelling Between the Islands

You will travel to and from São Vicente, Santiago and Fogo by internal flights. These flights are provided by BestFly and, whilst every effort will be made to book direct flights, these flights may be indirect due to scheduling limitations.

Please note internal flights can, and do have schedule changes and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even early!

Travel to Santo Antão is by a regular ferry service.

Due to the travelling involved on our island-hopping itineraries we don’t recommend this type of holiday for young children.

 

Tour Accommodation

Day 1 - Hotel Morabeza

Room Type: Double Land View Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 2 to 3 - Quinta da Montanha

Room Type: Standard Room

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Days 4 to 5 - Colonial Guest House

Room Type: Standard Room

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Day 6 - Pestana Tropico Hotel

Room Type: Standard Room

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Days 7 to 8 - Kira's Boutique Hotel

Room Type: Standard Room

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Days 9 to 10 - Aldea Panoramica Hotel

Room Type: Standard Room

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Day 11 - Kira's Boutique Hotel

Room Type: Standard Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 12 to 14 - Hotel Morabeza

Room Type: Double Land View Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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